The changing legal position of recognition and its relationship to the exercise of the right to self-determination


ABSTRACT :Recognition and the right of self-determination are both important topics of international law, Although recognition in contemporary international law is generally seen as a declaratory nature in situations where a new state emerges in the framework of exercising the right of self-determination by peoples, it does not mean that recognition is not essential for the establishment of international relations between the new state and existing states, In the absence of an international organ competent or authority to grant recognition to a new entity and determine whether this entity has already satisfied the criteria of statehood according to international law, this article identifies and analyses two opposing theories on the nature of states recognition and their effects in exercising the right of self-determination by peoples.